How Not to Look Fat in a Swimsuit
Swimsuit shopping can be a nightmare, but O's makeover team is on the case. Steal these strategies for your own triumphant try on.
Datania Gregg, 30
Before: All that bare midriff does nothing to give Datania's straight-lined body a more nipped-in look. Besides, the suit is too small: The bottoms cut into her hips, and she spills out of the top.
After: Similar pattern (black backgrounds are more slenderizing than paler prints), svelter shape: This maillot (Liz Claiborne, $93) has seaming to mold Datania's torso, plus shirring and a shelf bra for a bust-minimizing effect.